So, guys, what do you think? At a play day yesterday, we had a pair of riders hold hands during the Ribbon Race. There was a general outcry that the team was cheating, but nobody stopped them because there was no written rule about it. I know, I know..."no written rule" and so oh well, but, still, was it ethical? Thoughts?
For those of you who don't know what a ribbon race is, I found this on-line today. And look, they don't allow hand holding.
Ribbon race (or crepe paper race): two to a team. Each contestant may enter only once! No mixed Junior/Senior etc. teams allowed. Mounted on horses, each rider holds an end of an approximately 7 foot crepe paper streamer and they race around one barrel (see diagram). The team is disqualified if the streamer breaks or if they let go of it. The team cannot be connected to each other in any way except with the streamer (no holding hands etc.).